In those instances when you may have left a little extra room for dessert, don’t forget these sweet treats from restaurants and local shops.


What’s a dinner night out or a weekend without a visit to Key Largo Chocolates or Keys Chocolates in Islamorada? Answer: It’s not as sweet. There’s plenty of chocolates and ice cream selections to satisfy all the taste buds. But there might not be a sweeter treat than the Key lime pie on a stick.


Sparky’s Sweet Treats shop brings kids and parents’ ice cream concoction imaginations to life. Located at the Waldorf plaza in Key Largo next to Subway, tasty treats like cookies and ice cream are even available for dogs. Enjoy a frozen treat inside an invigorating, kid-friendly atmosphere containing pool tables, games and Wifi.


Enjoying a meal during a nice day or a picturesque sunset? End your dining experience with Lorelei’s famous frozen Key lime pie. It’s creamy and whipped, and it’s less tart than your typical Key lime pie. It’s topped with mango sauce and whipped cream.

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Jim McCarthy is a Western New Yorkers who escaped the snow and frigid temperatures for warm living by the water. A former crime & court reporter and city editor for two Western New York newspapers, Jim has been honing his craft since he graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 2014. In his 3-plus years in the Keys, Jim has enjoyed connecting with the community. “One of my college professors would always preach to be curious,” he said. “Behind every person is a story that’s unique to them, and one worth telling. As writers, we are the ones who paint the pictures in the readers minds of the emotions, the struggles and the triumphs.” Jim is past president of the Key Largo Sunset Rotary Club, which is composed of energetic members who serve the community’s youth and older populations. Jim is a sports fanatic who loves to watch football, mixed martial arts and golf. He loves to hit the links and play some softball with his Make A Play team. He also enjoys time with family and his new baby boy, Lucas, who arrived Oct. 4, 2022.